To help you navigate your way to the ultimate summer chill status, we have compiled a list of local frozen treats.
Rollin Sweets – 26 S. Second St. – Downtown
Rolled ice cream has come to Memphis and you can get it at Rollin Sweets! We suggest trying the Strawberry Surprise or the Memphis Mix.
Micco’s Sno Cones & Shakes – 2015 S Houston Levee Rd
Micco’s offers New Orleans style snocones, ice cream, sundaes, brownies, and unique milk shake creations with over 50 flavors.
- 1657 Wells Station Rd
- Cordova location coming soon
Perhaps Memphis’ most favorite frozen treat stop, Jerry’s offers its signature sno cones with soft serve in the middle. They also offer ice cream, shakes, and other frozen snacks as well as a food menu. Don’t forget your cash (cards aren’t accepted). We suggest the wedding cake supreme.
La Michoacana – 4091 Summer Ave
Like other restaurants in Memphis, La Michoacana is a hidden gem. They offer homemade cream and fruit based paletas, using the utmost freshest ingredients and fruits. In addition to paletas, they have a wide variety of homemade ice creams, aqua fresca, and fresh fruit cocktails. You’ll have to try all of it and tell us what you think. We suggest the strawberries and cream, avocado, and caramel paletas.
- 559 Erin Dr – East Memphis
- 890 W. Poplar – Collierville
- 1906 Madison Avenue (coming soon) – Midtown
Bringing together the pleasures of good memories, self serve frozen yogurt, and more fresh toppings than one knows what to do with; YoLo offers more than just scrumptious frozen yogurt. They were the first establishment in Memphis to offer homemade gelato. We suggest the salted caramel yogurt and espresso gelato.
Trolley Stop Market – 704 Madison Ave
With a commitment to fresh and local, Trolley Stop Market serves produce only bought from Memphis area farmers. While known for unforgettable pizza, Trolley Stop Market often receives credit for serving the best milkshake in town. Using homemade vanilla ice cream in the base of every shake, one can expect to enjoy flavors such as honey pecan.
A. Schwab’s – 163 Beale Street
The last remaining original business on Beale Street as well as one of the oldest stores in the Midsouth, A. Schwab’s has some great old fashioned milkshakes and floats. Come try some of these special original delights- if it’s been around since 1876, it must be good! We suggest a strawberry or chocolate malt to start, then try one of their adult milkshakes.
Arcade Restaurant – 540 S Main Street
The Arcade Restaurant is now offering alcoholic shakes as well. The Arcade has always been one of Downtown’s go-to spots, and now they are giving you even more of a reason to visit this summer. Go order your all time fav, with a little upgrade.
The Creamery – 2092 Linden Ave
Head to the Farmer’s Market every week for some excellent Memphis-made gelato and sorbet from The Creamery. With almost every flavor you can imagine, there is nothing these guys can’t turn into gelato!
Avenue Coffee – 786 Echles Street
Avenue Coffee has been a lifesaver for college students this semester, opening as a friendly coffee shop within walking distance of the University of Memphis. Along with the obvious delicious iced coffees from Avenue, you can now look forward to locally made coffee and ice cream from Area 51 Ice Cream, hand made ice cream from Hernando, MS.
Sweet Noshings – 2113 Madison Ave
Sweet Noshings already gives everyone a run for their money when it comes to sweet treats in Memphis, so you can guarantee they will have something to help you beat the heat. Next time you’re wandering through Overton Square on a hot summer night out, don’t you dare miss your chance to stop in and get some of Sweet Noshings’ gelato and ice cream!
- 510 S Highland St
- 111 Harbortown Sq.
- 603 North McLean
With three locations in Memphis, you’re always close to a Cafe Eclectic. Stop by one of their locations in Midtown, Harbortown, or on Highland and grab a delicious sundae, milkshake, or any other chilled coffee drink.
Sun Studio – 706 Union Avenue
We all know that Sun Studio is a Memphis legend, a recording studio that opened in the 50’s and became the birthplace of rock n’ roll. But did you know that they make a killer strawberry shake? Try it for yourself and enjoy the people watching.
Whole Foods – 5014 Poplar Ave
For your guilt free and suspiciously delicious (and healthy) gelato, Whole Foods is the place to go. With every organic product, Whole Foods promises to make eating healthy something easy, and they sure do a great job with this gelato. Everything is made fresh, and it shows. They also have super yummy and hydrating fresh fruit smoothies that will help cool you down!
Mama D’s Italian Ice & Frozen Pops – 128 US Hwy 72E, Collierville
A flavor brought to Memphis directly from Baltimore, Mama D’s shaved ice is a little taste of the North to rescue us from the heat of the Southern Sun. With 17 flavors of Italian Ice along with 20 additional flavors of Fruit Pops and Cream Pops, there’s a perfect match for everyone.
Java Cabana – 2170 Young Ave
Java Cabana, one of the coziest place in Cooper Young, has some great summer drinks for you Midtown lovers. Stop in and try a milkshake or a frappe, made from organic fair trade coffee and pure creativity! Cooper Young’s Coffee House is ready to show you what a real icy treat is.
Otherlands Coffee Bar – 641 Cooper St
Otherlands isn’t going to let them steal all the frappe glory, though. Bring your favorite book and sit out on the patio that makes Otherlands famous as you sip from your choice of chilled coffee drinks, milkshakes, and frappes.
The Slider Inn – 2117 Peabody Ave
Slider Inn has created their own adult slushie drink called the Jameson Slushie. The drink is made from slushed ice, Peychaud’s bitters and the Irish whiskey. Looking for something less buzzy? They also serve homemade ice cream.
Railgarten – 2166 Central Ave
Chill out with an adult milkshake, ice cream, MemPops, and crafted cocktails. This oasis in Midtown is a must visit that includes a ping pong bar, diner, open yard, volleyball court, an outdoor projection screen, and a truly unique vibe you won’t find anywhere else in the city.
Dipsticle – 694 N Germantown Pkwy
Dipsticle specializes in creating Italian gelato on a stick, made with natural ingredients.
Scoops Parlor – 106 GE Patterson Avenue
Cool off with homemade gelato at Scoops Parlor. We suggest the Tennessee Whiskey, Red Wine Sorbet, or the Salted Caramel.
- 1243 Ridgeway Rd
- 1350 Crosstown Concourse
Handcrafted pops with a fruit base or cream base. We suggest the Reverb Coffee Dulce de Leche, Strawberries & Cream, Roasted Peach, or Watermelon Basil. Catering options available.
- 1350 Crosstown Concourse (inside the Central Atrium)
Area 51 has a rotating selection of artisan ice cream, cookies, brownies, and locally roasted coffee.
2059 S Houston Levee Rd, Suite 116
Levee Creamery offers soft serve ice cream, hand scooped ice cream, a full espresso bar, baked goods, and breakfast items.
- 149 Union Avenue, Downtown Memphis
The Peabody Deli offers continental breakfast, coffee, and homemade ice cream.